Dr. Michael Diamond was born in Brooklyn, NY and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Brooklyn College in 1984, his Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Western Illinois University in 1985, and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in 1990.
Dr. Diamond has practiced Alternative and Complementary health care since 1991 in Patchogue, New York City and the Hamptons. He has worked with patient populations ranging from homeless to billionaires, from laborers to Wall Street executives, from junior to elite athletes and has toured worldwide with music artists and entertainers as their doctor/personal trainer/nutritionist/life coach.
He is a Diplomate, Fellow and Board Certified in Integrative Medicine from the American Association of Integrative Medicine, certified as a Holistic Health Counselor from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is a graduate of Functional Medicine University. He has studied the fields of Nutrition and Dietary Supplementation, Thyroid Dysfunction, Adrenal Gland Fatigue, Autoimmune Disorders, Neurotransmitter Balance, the Metaphysics of Illness, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Anti-Aging and Longevity, Exercise Physiology, Personal Training and Injury Prevention.
He is a 1st degree Black Belt in American Jiu Jitsu, has studied Muay Thai kickboxing and has been Medical Director for the Empire State Karate Nationals and Ringside Doctor for WPKO Pro/Am Kickboxing.
Dr. Diamond is a member of the Life Extension Foundation, American College of Sports Medicine, American Association of Integrative Medicine, American Chiropractic Association, Autism Society of America, American Society for Nutrition, Society for Nutrition Education and the American Diabetes Association.
Dr. Diamond’s areas of interest in Complementary and Alternative health care include:
- Rebuilding the body from the cellular level up for those with chronic illnesses
- Balancing the important biochemical pathways through the practice of evidence-based health care and functional medicine concepts
- Developing customized nutrition and weight loss programs
- Working with exercise specialists to improve body composition
- Studying the effects of neurotransmitter (serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, etc.) imbalances which create a cycle of abnormal eating patterns, i.e., binge eating, boredom eating, emotional eating and night eating
- Studying the effects of how mind-body techniques (prayer, meditation and religious devotion) alter human physiology and healing